Harridge Development Group has embarked on the initial phase of an ambitious project that seeks to revitalize the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza. Recently, the development firm submitted an application to the Los Angeles Department of City Planning for phase one of the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza Project.
According to the submitted plans, the proposal includes a mixed-use complex located at 4005 Crenshaw Blvd. The plans outline the construction of two eight-story buildings comprising a total of 636 studio, one- and two-bedroom units, while dedicating approximately 58,000 square feet of ground-floor space primarily for a grocery store. An underground and podium level will provide parking for more than 1,400 vehicles, ensuring convenience for residents and visitors alike.
In addition, five percent of the total apartments are reserved for households earning up to 60 percent of the area median income level, with an additional five percent designated for households earning up to 80 percent of the area’s median income. This translates to a total of 64 income-restricted units.
Architectural firm AC Martin is designing the project, with Border assuming the role of landscape architect. The project’s aesthetic vision encompasses a simple, modern style that harmonizes with the existing structures in the vicinity.
Project plans incorporate over 100,000 square feet of open space, including landscaped courtyards and a promenade along Crenshaw Boulevard. These open spaces will not only enhance the overall appeal of the project but also create vibrant communal areas for residents and the broader community.
While this phase marks an important milestone in the redevelopment of Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza, it represents just the beginning. The broader vision for this 42-acre mall property includes the development of more than 330,000 square feet of shops and restaurants, over 140,000 square feet of offices, up to 400 hotel rooms and 961 homes. With phase one set to create room for 325 additional homes, a parking lot at Marlton Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard is likely to undergo transformation in the near future.